- Born February 6, 1882 in Lykena, Pennsylvania.
- Parents were RILEY BRESSLER and MARY ANN THOMAS.
- Graduated from State Teachers College, Winchester, Pennsylvania in 1902.
- Received his A.B. from the University of Minnesota in 1916.
- Received his M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1919.
- Graduated from the Minnesota College of Law (L.L.B.0.) in 1923.
- Married MARION TUPPER on August 28, 1918.
- CALDER TUPPER BRESSLER, born August 26, 1919 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Married FLORENCE ELIZABETH SCHOETTLER on January 15, 1945.
- HARTWELL TUPPER BRESSLER, born August 24, 1923 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. He was a 2nd Lt. fighter pilot with the Army Air Corps in WWII, stationed in Panama. He failed to return from a mission on December 2, 1944; and was officially declared dead February 12, 1945.
- The Hartwells of America..., by Lyman Willard Densmore, Hartwell & Lorenzen, Saginaw MI, 1956. Page 49